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I've just stated researching the vodka distillation process and am familiar with basic distillation but was wanting to learn a bit more in depth on how it works.

According to wiki ( Vodka may be distilled from any starch- or sugar-rich plant matter; most vodka today is produced from grains such as sorghum, corn,rye or wheat.)

Now after finding a chart covering many of these things http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat#Commercial_use (Half way down the page)It states that most of them have little or no sugar content.

So in conclusion I've come to the assumption that the sugar needed to produce alcohol actually comes from the carbohydrate component.Is this correct?Can someone please help me thanks.

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This is the secret to getting starch converted to sugar.


I hope this helps. It is a very good tutorial on turning starch into sugar. This is oriented to producing beer. Beer is the first component for grain vodka production.


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